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What is the best configuration for a good Gamer PC, with a competitive price? This guide will give indications of the best parts and the best budgets to build balanced machines, focused on a computer with good performance for gaming and, consequently, for working with heavy software.

We have already dedicated articles to talk specifically about suggestions for video cards and also processors, which are the two components that define much of the performance of your gaming bench. You can check them out at the links below:

Now let’s look at an overview: the objective is to suggest a complete machine, with all the components necessary for high performance, and try to balance within a limited budget, parts that make sense and have a good balance.

We will use the same methodology that we use in our processor and video card guides: we will make a balance between what you need to invest – the price – versus what you will receive in return – technologies, performance, etc.

So our organization will be based on price levels, seeking to optimize different budgets as much as possible. We will also seek to provide alternatives, for those who prefer certain brands, and provide estimates of what type of games and graphical qualities will be available.

This is a general reference for balance between parts, but you may have specific demands that can change this relationship between components a little. Competitive games tend to demand more from the processor, while advanced graphics will demand more from the GPU. Some duty cycles may require more RAM, or even video cards with more memory. Investigate these differences to make the necessary adjustments to your demands.

Another important factor: We are not going to discuss the choice of cabinet, monitor and peripherals in general. The options are very varied, and depend on consumer preferences. Let’s just talk about the internal components. So let’s go to the choices!

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Basic parts of a Gamer PC

Even though the processor and the video card are the two main components that will determine the system’s performance, they need to be accompanied by components that guarantee that they will perform at full performance.

We are talking about 1) fast storage for instant application loading, 2) a good amount of memory to run applications correctly, 3) a mainboard compatible with the machine’s demands, 4) sufficient cooling for the components, 5) quality source for ensure security and stability.

For motherboards we have tips here, and sources also have dedicated content.

Starting our recommendations with memories, nowadays the minimum recommended for building a PC to play there is 16GB of RAM memory, preferably in two 8GB modules, to ensure good stability and performance in your games.

Games have already started to appear which even indicate the 32GB configurationand considering the price difference in some products, you should already consider purchasing two 16GB modules to have this configuration and guarantee more longevity for your system.

Another factor that must be considered is the frequencies of the memories. As much as possible, try to buy memories operating at the highest frequency supported by the platform you will use, and perhaps even slightly above it (without exaggerating). For a low additional cost, you can save a little more performance from your system in multiple scenarios.

And finally, don’t skimp on storage. An SSD won’t give extra FPS to your gameplay, but the gain in quality of life from purchasing a fast device is immeasurable. Your PC will boot faster, applications will open instantly and even loading phases will happen much faster. And better: it’s much cheaper. Keep an eye on our offers tab on the website.

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Now with this common denominator defined, let’s move on to the progression of performance and cost!

PC Gamer de R$ 2 mil (PC da Crise)

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4600G – (R$ 580)
  • Cooler: Cooler box – R$ 0
  • Motherboard: From B450 – (R$ 500)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs – (R$320)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 600W – (R$270)

Total price of R$ 2.050

In the very low price segment, the solution is to solve CPU and GPU in a single product. In this case, we took out the AMD Ryzen 5 4600G, a processor with Zen cores and an integrated Vega graphics chip.

It delivers good performance for everyday use and enough performance for lighter franchises, such as Valorant, League of Legends or other games that are easier to run on entry-level hardware. And with a good six-core CPU, this PC could even be upgraded with an intermediate graphics card in the future.

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PC Gamer from R$ 3 thousand (Cheap PC)

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (R$ 585)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6600 (R$ 1,279) / Nvidia GeForce 3060 (R$ 1,739)
  • Cooler: Cooler box – R$ 0
  • Motherboard: From B450 – (R$ 500)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs- (R$320)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 600W – (R$270)

Total price of R$ 3.334 a R$ 3.794

The cheap PC level is where we recommend starting. Here we have the basic level to run any game with an acceptable level of quality. Regarding the processor, the chosen one is the Ryzen 5 5500, a very low-cost processor that features an excellent configuration of 6 cores and 12 threads.

As for video cards, our recommendation goes to the RX 6600, which delivers good performance in Full HD with good quality in practically any game. The only drawback is that it will depend on some graphical adjustments, not “creating” ultra quality in more recent releases.

It made Nvidia’s rivals in this segment somewhat more expensive, with the RTX 2060 and RTX 3050 costing much more than we would have liked, to earn our recommendation. Better to spend more and go with the GeForce RTX 3060 instead.

PC Gamer de R$ 4 mil (PC Ideal)

  • Processador: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (R$ 849) / Intel Core i5 12400F (R$ 776)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT (R$ 2,249) / Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (R$ 2,400)
  • Cooler: Cooler box – R$ 0
  • Motherboard: From AMD B450 – (R$ 500) / Intel H610M (R$ 530)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs (R$ 320)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 600W – (R$270)

Total price from R$ 4.480

With more money, we make discreet changes to what we have in the R$3,000 configuration. In the processor, we will give more margin by moving away from the Ryzen 5 5500 and going to the Core i5-12400F or the Ryzen 5 5600.

Our focus here will be to give more room to the graphics card, moving up to more robust models with the Radeon RX 6750 XT and the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. With them, we start to have a gap in 1080p, and even Quad HD starts to be viable in intermediate configurations.

PC Gamer de R$ 6 mil

  • Processador: AMD Ryzen 5 5700X3D (R$ 1.349) / Intel Core i5 13400F (R$ 1.218)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT (R$ 3,000) / Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 (R$ 3,630)
  • Cooler: Cooler box – R$ 0
  • Motherboard: From AMD B450 – (R$ 500) / Intel H610M (R$ 530)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs – (R$ 320)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 600W – (R$270)

Total price of R$ 5.675 a R$ 6.404

With more comfortable money to invest, we can now get more robust processors to handle higher frame rates or even some professional applications. The Ryzen 7 5700X3D features X3D technology with a lot of cache, and performs exceptionally well in some games. The Core i5 has more threads, and stands out in rendering apps and other work applications.

On the graphics card, we gained the margin to overcome the Full HD issue. With the RTX 4070 and the RX 7700 XT we have cards that are capable of 1080p and are starting to do well in Quad HD, eventually being able to handle even lighter games in 4K with the use of technologies such as FSR and DLSS.

PC Gamer de R$ 8 mil (PC High-end)

  • Processador: Intel Core i5-14600KF (R$ 1.896) / AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (R$ 1.600)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (R$ 5,000) / Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti (R$ 4,724)
  • Cooler: Liquid Cooling 240mm (R$ 219)
  • Motherboard: From AMD A620 – (R$ 798) / Intel B660M (R$ 740)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs (R$ 320) / 2x 8GB DDR5 @6000MTs (R$ 622)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 750W – ($550)

Total price of R$ 8.214 a R$ 8.594

With a budget of R$8,000, we already have some of the best components for anyone looking to build a gaming machine. On Intel’s side, you can get the Core i5-14600K, an excellent processor for games and professional applications. From AMD, the Ryzen 5 7600X is already on the modern Zen4 microarchitecture, which works very well in games.

In games, the Radeon RX 7900 XT and the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti come into play, which are already swimming in 1440p and can run games in 4K with ease, despite not necessarily setting the settings to Ultra at this resolution.

PC Gamer from R$ 10 thousand (PC Gamer dos Sonhos)

  • Processador: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D (R$ 2.849) / Intel Core i5-14600KF (R$ 1.896)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (R$ 6,500)/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super (R$ 7,000)
  • Cooler: Liquid Cooling 360mm (R$ 739)
  • Motherboard: From AMD A620 – (R$ 798) / Intel B660M (R$ 740)
  • Memória RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 @3200MTs (R$ 320) / 2x 8GB DDR5 @6000MTs (R$ 622)
  • Armazenamento: SSD NVMe 1TB Kingston NV2 – (R$ 380)
  • Source: 750W – ($550)

Total price from R$10,280 to R$12,653

And infinite budget, what would I do? Starting with the processor, we go to the maximum possible performance. In the case of Intel… it doesn’t mean changing anything, if your focus is games. This CPU already delivers one of the highest gaming performances available. If you have your eye on professional applications, on the other hand, the Core i7-14700K is an easy recommendation for those who want a lot of parallelism for professional uses.

As for AMD, we will go with the product that is the performance record holder in many of our gaming tests: the efficient AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

And what about the video card? We’re going with the most powerful AMD Radeon possible, and the second most powerful GeForce RTX. These two video cards perform well at 4K in high quality.

If you want the best, then you need to go with the GeForce RTX 4090. It will deliver more performance, but it will almost double the price. It’s more performance, but for “a lot more money”.

This concludes our current indications. It is always important to remember that we are working with prices that can vary significantly between the time of our research and when you have access to this post, so don’t forget to check that the reality of the values ​​has not changed. Anyway, here we have a starting point that, we hope, will help people find the best configuration to build their next PC!


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